School of Fine Arts
The School of Fine Arts provides art, instrumental (cello, flute, guitar, keyboard, trumpet and violin) and vocal instruction to students ages 3 – 80+ at $20 per 30 minute lesson! Instruction available for anyone in the community by top-recommended instructors. Opportunities available for student recitals, artwork displayed in the community and guest artist visits from local galleries!
Call or email Joy Schubert today to arrange your lesson time at (770) 425-6726 or at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Lynnea Smyre – Art
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Art Education and Masters in Educational Leadership with Technology Add-On from Kennesaw State University
Experience and Expertise: Drawing with Pencil, Conte, Pen and Ink, Pastels; Painting with Acrylic, Oil, Water Color; Printmaking; Clay; Papier-mâché; Woodworking; Sewing; Knitting with a Loom; Stained Glass; Fused Glass; Jewelry Making; Multi-media experimentation
Teaching Experience: Middle school teacher for 14 years; Art courses, art club, art shows; Working with children of special needs
Justin Rowan – Brass, Trumpet
Education: Senior Music Education student at Kennesaw State University
Experience and Expertise: Active performer in the Kennesaw State Symphony Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble and Trumpet Ensemble; Founding member of the “Spectacle Brass” quintet; Founding member, current President and collegiate level representative of Kennesaw State’s chapter of ΦMA Sinfonia Music Fraternity
Performance Experience: Performances with Thomas Hooten of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Chris Martin of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Boston Brass and the rock band KANSAS; Performances as lead trumpet player with DCI World Champion Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps and more!
Byron Dow – Cello, Guitar, Vocal, Mandolin
Education: Bachelor of Mathematics from Concordia University, NE
Experience and Expertise: Cellist in the Symphonic Orchestra at Arlington High School, TX; ACapella Choir, Chamber Orchestra, and lead vocalist/guitarist for bands at Concordia University, Nebraska; Private lessons instructor for cello, guitar, mandolin and voice; Director of Worship Arts at Living Hope and Open Arms of Kennesaw
Specialty: Developing personal, unique style with each student he teaches
Jason LaMarca – Drums
Education: Orchestral Percussion Performance Major at University of North TX
Experience and Expertise: 20+ years of live & studio performances; Numerous recordings in Midwest and Southeast United States; Private drums/percussion instructor for 20+ years; Taught Lassiter High School Drum Line, including 1998 Nationals win
Performance Experience: Performances at Fox Theater, the GA Dome, World of Coke, Atlanta symphony Hall, Atlanta Civic Center and more!
Jared Leach – Guitar
Education: Jazz Guitar Performance Student at Kennesaw State University
Experience and Expertise: Studied rock, jazz, blues, and finger style guitar with private instructors since the age of seven
Performance Experience: Private guitar instructor for 2 years; Adult Praise Band at West Cobb Church of Marietta
Catherine Flinchum – Flute, Woodwinds
Education: Bachelor of Music in Flute Performance Student at Kennesaw State University; Master Classes with Bradley Garner, Tim Munro, Maxim Rubtsov, Tara Helen O’Connor and Keith Underwood
Experience and Expertise: Member and principal player of the Kennesaw State University Symphony Orchestra and Wind Ensemble; Member of the KSU Flute Ensemble, Chamber Ensembles, and flute soloist with KSU Opera and KSU Women’s Choir; Member of the Atlanta Flute Club
Performance Experience: Three-concert China tour with KSU Orchestra and performances at Beijing Conservatory, Jiao Tong University, and Xi’an Concert Hall; Performance with the band KANSAS; Collegiate Symphony tour at Cobb Energy Centre; Performance with Peter Gabriel’s “New Blood” album with the KSU Orchestra; Guest performer in the Woodstock and Kennesaw areas
Christian Artieda – Piano, Keyboard, Guitar
Education: Associate of Arts in Music and Worship from Laurel University in High Point, NC; Enrolled at the School of Music at Kennesaw State University
Experience and Expertise: Brazilian Fellowship music director at Roswell Street Baptist Church in Marietta: Guest guitarist for other local churches.
Teaching Experience: Private guitar and piano lessons; Piano instructor at the CanZion Institute in Norcross.
Joy Schubert – Piano, Keyboard
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education, Theology and minor in Music from Concordia University Chicago
Experience and Expertise: Pianist and keyboardist for bands, churches, choirs and musical performances throughout the United States for twenty-five years; Music Director and Director of Worship Arts at churches for five years; Wrote and published children’s songs and piano accompaniment for Concordia Publishing House St. Louis, MO children’s curriculum; Keyboardist for professional studio recordings in Chicago; Private piano and keyboard instructor
Specialty:Helping children discover and develop their musical
Brittany Thayer – Violin
Education: Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance Student at Kennesaw State University; Instructors include Helen Kim a student of Dorothy DeLay, and Ying Zhou and Marla Feeney, a second-generation student of Nathan Milstein
Experience and Expertise: Cobb County Honor Orchestra for four years; Member of the Georgia Youth Symphony Orchestra (GYSO) under Dr. Michael Alexander for three years; Attended Encore! Music Camp at Emory University and the University of Georgia Summer Music Institute; Violin Instructor
Performance Experience: Performed the first movement of the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto with Pope High School’s highest orchestra; Member of the Kennesaw State University Symphony Orchestra, serving as co-principal second violin; Performances with the Kennesaw State Violin Studio and Chamber Ensembles; Atlanta area guest performances